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    I've been reading that native speakers sometimes in conversation might say things like ''Neither .......or............" when they either split objects "Neither dad or my sister......" or something even less grammatical they do that with clauses ""I'm neither going to buy a sald or make any food today." ???

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    Re: incorrect but uttered

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I've been reading that native speakers sometimes in conversation might say things like ''Neither .......or............" when they either split objects "Neither dad or my sister......" or something even less grammatical they do that with clauses ""I'm neither going to buy a sald or make any food today." ???
    Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?

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    #3

    Re: incorrect but uttered

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?
    Not every Ukrainian speaks perfect Ukrainian. We do make mistakes or say things that are ungrammatical.
    Last edited by ostap77; 22-Mar-2011 at 15:33.

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    Re: incorrect but uttered

    bhaisahab: Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?
    ostap: Yes. We do make mistakes or say things that are ungrammatical.


    fivejedjon: Try that answer again, ostap.

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    Re: incorrect but uttered

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    bhaisahab: Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?
    ostap: Yes. We do make mistakes or say things that are ungrammatical.


    fivejedjon: Try that answer again, ostap.
    Thank you! Made a mistake.

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    Re: incorrect but uttered

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Thank you! Made a mistake.
    No.

    bhaisahab: Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?
    ostap: No. We do make mistakes
    or and say things that are ungrammatical.
    Or:
    ostap: Yes. We don't make mistakes or say things that are ungrammatical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No.

    bhaisahab: Does every Ukrainian speak perfect Ukrainian?
    ostap: No. We do make mistakes
    or and say things that are ungrammatical.
    Or:
    ostap: Yes. We don't make mistakes or say things that are ungrammatical.
    Frankly I heard it from a native speaker from British Colombia the "Neither or" thing. But pay it no mind.

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    #8

    Re: incorrect but uttered

    Bhaisahab's post #2 suggested that many native speakers do not speak perfect English.

    99.99% of teachers, writers and moderately educated native speakers would agree that "Me and Trace ain't not done nothing" is not 'good' English, but you will find thousands of speakers who produce such utterances every day.

    When people ask for help in this forum, most of us talk about forms of English that will not be branded as 'uneducated/sub-standard/unacceptable/etc'.

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